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#16 Guest_Windsor_Guest

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:31 PM

QUOTE(BlueBug @ Jan 17 2013, 11:49 PM) View Post

We buy lots in bulk. We like Costco for bulk buying.

It can be a money saver, but you need to check prices to be sure you're getting a good deal.

Definitely need to know your prices if you're shopping there. Some things are a steal wheras I know I can get other things cheaper elswhere when they're on special.

We buy (from Costco)

Indome or other 2 min noodles, box of 30 for $7
quinoa, cheapest I've found it anywhere.
baked beans and some tinned beans like kidney and 4 bean mix (for convenience)
toilet paper
eco washing powder
glad wrap and alfoil (won't need any more for years!)
tomato paste
dishwashing liquid
ginger beer
sliced and grated cheese

I still try to buy the products I want, Australian made and owned, degradable etc. and just buy what I can from there and get other things elsewhere.

Bulk meat I get at the free range butcher and fruit and veg bulk packs as much as possible (or things that will keep longer) and also all my dried legumes, nuts, seeds, cereal etc. from the market near us.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:53 AM

Another Costco fan here biggrin.gif Agree that you really need to check prices of things and compare with local supermarkets as some things are cheaper and some things not necessarily. Also, do not go there hungry as there are all sorts of tempting things to buy there wink.gif

We usually stock up on:

Toilet Paper
Paper Towels
Dishwasher Tablets and Rinse Aid
Washing up liquid
Laundry Powder or Liquid (have stacks of this at home at the moment, at least a years supply I think!)
Cling Wrap and Foil
Sauces (seeing as DH needs to have pretty much every kind known to man! tongue.gif )
Lentils, Rice or Dried Pasta
Sometimes I will get things like savoury biscuits, water crackers etc as I know they will get used
Will usually buy things like Lamb Cutlets there as they are a good price and freeze them.

Overall good deals to be done there but as I said, definitely do not go there hungry..... I'm mainly repeating that for myself btw! laugh.gif

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:05 AM

We have an SPC outlet near us and it's great for bulk buying. We get packs of 12 or 24 tins and it works out to about 50c a tin, sometimes cheaper depending on the product. They have lots of things, not just tinned stuff.

We buy:
tinned tomatoes
tinned fruit
dried pasta
baked beans and spaghetti
tomato soup
catering size jars of olives, sun dried tomatoes and pickled onions
chux style wipes
paper towel
corn kernels
creamed corn

and I'm sure there is lots of others but I can't think of them now. I also go to the Reject Shop and buy glad wrap, al foil, dishwasher tablets, etc for a fraction of the price as other shops.
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